Import Castled SDK dependency

import Castled

Initialize the SDK

Initialize the SDK by setting the app id available in the Castled Settings page in the didFinishLaunchingWithOptions method of the AppDelegate class and call the initialize method.

func application(_ application: UIApplication, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [UIApplication.LaunchOptionsKey: Any]?) -> Bool {
  let config = CastledConfigs.initialize(appId: "<app-id>")

  Castled.initialize(withConfig: config, delegate: self, andNotificationCategories: nil)
  return true

User Identification

To identify the user associated with this app instance, use the following method. This is typically invoked immediately after user completes the sign-in flow of your app. user-id is the id that you use internally within your organisation to identify a user.


It is recommended to pass an optional user-token as the second parameter to setUserId to mitigate any risk of user impersonation. In the absence of a user-token, no additional verifications will be done to enforce user authenticity. If your user-id is random id such as a UUID, user-token is probably not required. More info on user-token can be found in the next section.

Secure User Identification

user-token is a unique token for each user generated by your app server. This token is usually issued by the app server after the user completes the login flow within your app.

Castled.sharedInstance.setUserId("", userToken: "<user-token>")

user-token is a Base64 encoded Hash-based Message Authentication Code (HMAC). Ensure the hash computation happens in your app server so that api-key is not exposed. You can create an api-key in the Setting > API Keys page within your Castled account. Contact Castled support for help with integration.

Find sample server code snippets to generate HMAC for the user-id.

    import javax.crypto.Mac;
    import javax.crypto.spec.SecretKeySpec;
    import java.nio.charset.StandardCharsets;
    import java.util.Base64;

    public static String calculateHMAC(String userId, String apiKey) throws Exception {
        // Get an instance of the HMAC using SHA-256 hashing algorithm
        Mac sha256Hmac = Mac.getInstance("HmacSHA256");

        // Create a SecretKeySpec using the provided key
        SecretKeySpec secretKey = new SecretKeySpec(apiKey.getBytes(StandardCharsets.UTF_8), "HmacSHA256");

        // Initialize the Mac with the secret key

        // Compute the HMAC of the given data
        byte[] rawHmac = sha256Hmac.doFinal(userId.getBytes(StandardCharsets.UTF_8));

        // Convert the HMAC bytes to a Base64 encoded string
        return Base64.getEncoder().encodeToString(rawHmac);